Nogales Children Detention Center Demands
THE FOLLOWING DEMANDS AT THIS TIME ARE URGENT
THERE IS NO CONCRETE AND JUST PLAN IN PLACE BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND POLICIES TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION AFFECTING THOUSANDS OF MINORS WHO ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PRESENT LEGAL & SOCIAL STATUS BUT ARE SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS BUREAUCRATIC QUAGMIRE. –
1). We demand they have immediate access to their families or responsible guardians in
the U.S. regardless of their immigration status for at least one year and/or the time
when those responsible for them can provide acceptable and humane conditions for
them as children.
2). Immediate humanitarian conditional release for all children held at the Nogales
Children Immigration Center/WAREHOUSE as well for thousands more in other
centers now and in the future.
2). Around the clock independent monitoring: provided by Amnesty International,
UNICEF, Human Rights Watch or any other independent humanitarian organization
with special focus and experience dedicated to migrant/refugee children.
3). Immediate individual mental health crisis evaluation and treatment to avoid long
term physiological trauma.
4). Immediate access to individual legal counseling to avoid self-incrimination and to
protect their human rights.
5). Full transparency and accountability for all protocols and procedures of incarceration
of minors at the Nogales Children Immigration Center/WAREHOUSE as well for
thousands more in other centers now and in the future..
WE THE PEOPLE: DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT THESE AND ALL CHILDREN WHO ARE PRESENTLY SEEKING THEIR FAMILIES OR HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND DISPLACED FROM THEIR INALIENABLE RIGHTS AS CHILDREN.
For more info contact:
Teresa Leal – Nogales, FRONTERA